Daniel Knox is a songwriter and composer living and working in Chicago. His most recent album of songs, Evryman For Himself, is the second in a conceived trilogy. He has scored for film (The Pink Hotel, dir. Chris Hefner) and theater (Annie Baker’s The Aliens at The Pushkin Theater in Moscow, dir. Adrian Giurgea) and has performed throughout the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland with artists such as Jarvis Cocker, David Lynch, the Handsome Family, Rasputina, Swans, Jessye Norman, and Rufus Wainwright.
Black & Whites was created in collaboration with photographer John Atwood while in residence last winter at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. They previewed the long-form work-in-progress in January 2012 at 92YTribeca in New York City along with an exhibition of Atwood’s photos.
This collaboration is a chance for two distinctive artists from the same midwestern hometown to explore the similar veins running through their work. Knox trades on the tension created when alluring melodies and his rich tenor are mixed with bone-dry tales and his biting, sardonic wit. Similarly, Atwood has a knack for drawing beauty out of dark corners and attracting and repelling in equal measure. You should expect their combined voices to express nothing less than a new American Gothic.
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The Chicago-based singer-songwriter and pianist is known for infectious melodies and simultaneously funny yet tragic lyrics.